All right; During the next jam I'll be working. I work a hard job from 7AM to 4PM if I am lucky, more often than not I have to do overtime and in a worst case scenario I'm home around 11PM. At that time I'll eat and be completely worn out and exhausted. alongside that I have social life to tend to, a puppy to maintain and personal projects that I do deem more important than games. I also cannot afford the luxury to stay up late because waking up 6 in the morning to do a difficult job isn't something you want to do when you're tired.
A man like me tends to take great pride and detail in his work and as such I'll require at least 10 minutes each game and 5 minutes for the review. This time will increase if the game is good or I need a better view of it. if we assume a lazy 50 game jam that means I'll need 12 and a half hour minimal to finish rating and reviewing, with a margin of error of, say, 7 hours.
I don't have that sort of time to play; Last summer the first week of my job was literally like this:
Do overtime to 10PM
come home, eat, crash into my bed and die there.
do overtime to 10PM
That was a really hard week, nothing in the plant went correctly and the first day I worked there an entire (around 2500 cans) of yoghurt where incorrectly labeled and we had to manually place new lids on the cans.
After a day like that I'm sleeping. Nothing else. Not even bothering to turn on my computer.
so, a requirement to rank all games WILL end up in fast, dishonest votes OR a large drop in voters we've been struggling to get voters to begin with. We need more voters, not less as a requirement like that will result in.
Edited by mr magnus, 21 May 2014 - 01:36 AM.